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Skillet Smoked Turkey and Potato Hash

This filling, smoky turkey and potato hash recipe will become a new family favorite, and unlike many recipes that use pork bacon, won’t clog up your arteries with “bad” LDL cholesterol!

Makes 4 servings. Total preparation time: 20 minutes.

Preparation

  1. Wash and cut potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut bacon into 1/4-inch pieces.
  2. Toss potatoes with oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover the bowl and microwave on high until the potatoes begin to soften, 7 to 10 minutes, stirring the potatoes halfway through cooking. Drain the potatoes well.
  3. Cook the turkey bacon in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until the fat begins to render, about 2 minutes. Stir in onion and cook until softened about 3 minutes. Add diced red bell peppers and cook until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
  4. Stir in garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in drained potatoes, cream, and hot sauce. Using the back of a spatula, gently pack the potatoes into the pan and cook undisturbed for 2 minutes. Flip the hash, one portion at a time, and lightly repack it into the pan. Repeat the flipping process every few minutes until the potatoes are nicely browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Stir in the diced turkey thigh meat and lightly repack the hash into the pan. Make four shallow wells (about 2 inches wide) in the surface of the hash and then crack an egg into each.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and continue to cook until the eggs are just set, about 5 minutes. Serve over 1 cup of arugula.

Ingredients

1 lb. red potatoes (2 large or 4 medium red potatoes)

1 lb. sweet potatoes (1 potato), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

2 tablespoon grape seed or coconut oil

4 oz. turkey bacon (about 4 slices, diced), omit if using diced smoked turkey drumstick

12 oz. smoked turkey drumstick, diced

1 medium onion, minced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 2 teaspoons)

1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce or red chili flakes

4 large eggs

4 cups arugula or baby spinach

We realize that you may not always have the time to cook meals from scratch, and that a quick and easy substitution may be needed. We always recommend cooking the real thing, but in a pinch you can try this instead:

Buy vegetarian or turkey bacon and cook according to package instructions and set aside. In skillet, fry potatoes, sweet potatoes, onion and red bell peppers with oil for 7 minutes and do not stir. Add cooked and sliced turkey or veggie bacon. Serve with fried egg (optional). Enjoy!

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